Thursday, December 31, 2009

So the last post of the year....

I can't believe this year is OVER. In the past I used to be sad at this time of the year. There would be a whole lot of moping and EATING. It seems like this time of year was twice as hard because I also have the birthday looming...another measuring stick. I once said to my mother, it is not fair that I have to start the year off with getting older! It seems that most people I know are settled in the year before getting another year older. Maybe that is why Paul isn't all worked up over his birthday in August. BECAUSE it's AUGUST! So the new year (and birthday) is the whole measuring up of your life achievements over the past year and then measuring up of the looming non-achievements...that inevitable stuff on your to do list. So, what used to be my to do list. Well, honestly now when I am about to tell you it seems silly. I've actually always had something going on it my life. I really wasn't a home body or lazy. But this evil time of year made the things I didn't have seem like nothing else was worth it. However, this year is different for me. Sure last year was different for me as well but it still had that "new car smell". You know me the pessimist I couldn't think that last year was finally when I could stop worrying about the inevitable list of what I did. Well this year I can honestly say that I am happy for what I have. Is it perfect at this point? Not exactly, but is anyone's life perfect? No. I still have some figuring out to do regarding work but that essentially brings me to the point of this post. No silly new year's resolution. It's not a resolution for me...it's a way of life. I have proven to myself in the last month that I can conquer my worst habit....spending. Folks, my Jew Fund increased three times more than it was at the beginning of the month. (sure there was a little cheating like the car money and Christmas money but I still managed to save half as much on my own) Oh yeah the point, I guess I need to get to it before Taller stops reading. Okay here it is. I am going to seriously devote myself to my book and to help me I am going to post it on here. If it never gets published at least I have it written and that will be a great accomplishment. So...yes Taller more words to come. I have actually started my January 1 post which will be the beginning installments of the book. I can't wait and don't worry I will inevitably get writer's block or someone will piss me off...so there will still be random rants like you are used to. Happy New Year All and seriously don't sweat the end of the year...you have many more to make it right for you. It all didn't have to happen in 2009, 2010 is 365 days of opportunity.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Bah Hum Bug

So who knows what is up this year with Christmas. One minute Paul and I are exchanging gifts and the next we aren't. So I've decided to make an executive decision and say no to Christmas gifts between Paul and I. I mean next year I'm getting my ring so who cares this year! Also, how many Christmases did I sit around moping that I didn't have someone to share Christmas with. So having Paul at my parents house (being put through that torture with me) is gift enough for me. So I am giving him a card stating ... "Money was deposited into the Jew Fund in your honor" and "Us being together is gift enough for me!"

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Shopping ...

So as we all know from my previous blogs I have decided to tighten the purse strings....yesterday I met up with a friend to exchange Christmas gifts and then do a little shopping. I am happy to report I spent $0.00!! I'm telling you this new found obsession with increasing the Jew Fund (my savings account nickname dubbed by Taller) has given me a whole new outlook on actually buying stuff. I now look at it like ...REALLY? Is this worth it? Okay here is an example of what I am talking about. I was at World Market and they had this little stationary section 40% off. I am a SUCKER for those little diary books, planners and such. Well there was this one little book that when you opened it it was a file folder system on one side and a little notepad on the other. I, of course, found this magical. Then I remembered...wait. I already have the CUTEST coupon book. I made it! So back down on the table it went! I will post some pics of it later today. Too lazy to dig for the camera right now. But trust me it is cute, it was made with some of that infamous scrap book paper I bought.

Friday, December 18, 2009

This is my BESTEST Christmas Gift!

This is my only pic of me and Marissa and I think it is ADORABLE. And look finally ME AND PAUL!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

New Office Decor

Well since the whole office is getting a makeover and my dearest lunch buddy got me the most awesomest lamp (yes awesomest is a word) I have decided to revamp my office. Change it up! Really I just want to be surrounded by black and white damask! So I asked my dearest lunch buddy to help me redecorate since we all know that is her thing and her passion to decorate and immediately she throws out brilliant ideas for replacing my Monet painting with some black and white damask art. I will post a before and after and show off Taller's brilliance!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Nieces and Swords

A memo was emailed out to everyone in our firm this week. The memo states that with our new remodel that they want our personal office decor to be limited to a piece of framed art. Well Pissy Pants (former attorney I worked with) bought me a nice framed Monet painting which is apparently okay to have up. However, I am holding strong on keeping my memo board with my nieces up. Apparently it is okay for new associates to have swords and posters of Saddam Hussein with bullet holes in it hanging proudly in their offices...however nieces...THOSE are not corporate friendly.

Well as you all know, I am hard headed and I'm not taking my lil girls down. It's not like they are ugly kids (you know you know people that show you pics and you are like DAMN I mean awww cute). My nieces are ADORABLE! So I'm going to keep them up until they threaten me with more than a memo. HELL NO THEY WON'T GO...is my stance for the moment!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

White Girl Fro

I have naturally curly hair which I have dubbed white girl fro. It's really a term of endearment to my curly hair. I have learned to except the fact that my hair is stubborn. I have spent hundreds of dollars on straighteners, chemical straightening, etc and the curly hair still lives! So luckily I now have a man in my life that loves me and my white girl fro. Actually, now it's kind of annoying because he always wants me to wear it curly. He says that he hates the flatness of straight hair and that it looks horrible on everyone so everyone should stop wearing it that way. Do you realize how happy I am when my hair is completely flat? OVERWHELMED WITH JOY. But a mere two secs out in the Florida humidity and all that hard work is ruined =( (This actually happened to me last week, I straightened my hair because he was sick and I knew he wouldn't notice to make the comment "why do you keep doing that to your hair" and I got to work and BAM...RUINED because of humidity. HUMIDITY IN DECEMBER! Get me out of the south!!!) But everything became clear as to why Paul doesn't like "flat" hair. We recently went to see his high school friend and he pulled out their yearbook. Let's just say that 80s hair doesn't even describe these Italian girls with their BIG hairdos. I seriously cracked up. NO WONDER! Sorry babe, I'm not wearing the 80s bangs!! Betsy you're right...men totally do not understand fashion.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Money Madness Update (Thurs Dec 10)

8.29 (Lunch with Jenn B because Taller ditched me...something about Hey Zeus but whatever)
5.35 (Walgreens - Cough Med, Cough Drops and OJ for me...BOO PAUL BOO)
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$13.64! REALLY?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Money Madness Update (Wed Dec 9)

Before I post my spending from Wednesday...let me just say...that Paul being a baby...I mean sick has really put a damper in my week. First the Publix purchase and now this...

15.48 Steak-n-Shake

BOO PAUL BOO!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Car Woes...Finally Mellishia is on TOP!

So every car I have ever owned has perished in some big catastrophe that wasn't my fault and in the end I am the one that gets SCREWED! Finally, Mellishia has received some justice. I have a new VW Jetta and it was dinged in the parking lot by a work truck's door. There's a small dent and a few scratches. I was told by this construction company to go to a particular car repair shop and get an estimate and that they would cut me a check for the amount of damage. Well Saturday in the crappy rainy cold holiday traffic I drove over to Orange Park to get the estimate. Well like typical car shops the guy overestimated me (the girl) and said that it is 705.00 worth of damage. Once I received this estimate I was pretty positive that my chances of getting the check cut directly to me were over. I was sure they were going to say that it was too much and that they are going to have to submit it to their insurance. So with reluctance I email the woman I have been dealing with the estimate and she just emailed me back stating that the estimate was fine and that they are going to cut me the check. So $705 is mine! VW is going to fix it for FREE! YAY MELLISHIA WON!!!

Money Madness Update (Mon Dec 7)

So Monday expenditures....

$2.29 Sbux (tea refill & cookie in repayment for Alex's help unpacking)
$0.54 Sbux (tea refill)
$31.48 Publix (cold meds for Paul, soup for Paul)
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$34.31 DANG being sick is EXPENSIVE!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Money Madness Update

Okay so this weekend was the BIG test! Guess who passed? THIS GIRL! These are my weekend purchases....

$16.89 at Publix (Bread, Milk, Taco Fixings)
$3.15 at Blockbuster (Season 4 of Entourage)
$30.00 Gas for the week

So when setting up my budget Gas, Groceries and Bills are necessary expenitures...so as you can see...I only spent 3.15!!! That is a Mellishia World Record!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Why does everything cost MONEY?

So I've spent like 4 hours going over my bank statements. Let me just say I didn't have dinner because I lost my appetite. Seriously, I thought that I have been doing well. I mean my savings account increased over the month so all is good right? WRONG! I WASTE SO MUCH MONEY!!!! Paul is of course like where does the money go? What do you do? I said...woah let's not go there. I don't need a lecture on how I need to spend less. So I've said this in the past (ahem Taller, I know what you are thinking...wait did you stop reading...too many words...if only I could make my blog shiny....) but I am totally serious now. I am going on a cleansing. My bank account is on a diet. But instead of losing "weight" I plan on packing on the pounds ... well dollars in the US... ha ha that was my British joke. I think I will go through serious withdrawals over the next few weeks but hopefully I will make it through alive. PRAY FOR ME TALLER!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Back from vay cay....

So I had a couple of days off. I think I did pretty well making structured days. Usually when I have multiple days off in a row I tend to miss the structure of getting stuff done. Waking up, going to work, running errands afterwards, etc. Normally I just feel like days off are a complete waste of time if I'm not on a trip. However, I am proud to say that I actually had productive days that didn't involve shopping. Okay there was the instance with the damask scrapbook paper....but I've already discussed that. So far today has been a pretty relaxed day, so it's been a nice peaceful transition back to work. However, only 22 days until my next vacation...YAY!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Political Cartoon that is ACTUALLY funny....

I saw this in the Florida Times Union on Sunday and actually cut it out to scan so I could post it. Of course I lost the cut out and had to search for it on the internet and finally... I found it. I love this on SO many levels. The number one reason is because I hate HATE HATE the news media. I news really isn't "the news" anymore. It 's more about entertainment and the scare factor. They have to keep ratings up just like your fav tv shows. They are also on 24 7! There isn't that much news in a day so they have to fill in the segments with their BS. Also does everyone truly believe every word that comes out of a politician's mouth? No! But some people believe that everything they hear on the news is the absolute truth. NO ... it isn't! There are a lot of opinions being thrown around and all those "special guests and speakers" all have an agenda and have their point of view that they want to get across. So America do the right thing and research stuff. Don't just believe stuff because you are told to. Form your own opinion based on facts and not what someone told you to base your opinion on or what your opinion should be. This is the real reason for America being in the toilet, we are letting ourselves stay down as a society because we aren't thinking for ourselves. (ok ok I'm getting off my soap box...for now)

Writer's Block

So it's Wednesday how in the heck did it get here so fast? This week is just tearing by. Usually I am not one to complain but it's WEDNESDAY and I haven't even had one blog idea. So this week is the week before my boss will be out for Thanksgiving. So guess what folks...that's right I will be out too. So of course like any good attorney going away for a week, he has to do a year's worth of work in one week to make up for it. So I guess I have been so busy this week that I didn't even realize that it was Wednesday already. So happy Friday Eve Eve (yes that is EVEN gayer than Friday Eve don't even utter it out loud because if people start saying that around here I might go well...um postal) Wait .... brilliance ... I just remembered something I was going to write about. YAY! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Scary Movies"

Okay I couldn't let this post go to waste. I had originally wanted to post this on Halloween but trick or treating with my niece was way more important. So instead I thought I'd relate it to how scary movies aren't so scary anymore. The scary movies are just the same old story OVER and OVER again. Sure if you are young and in ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (ahem BETH) you might be scared however now there's no really edge of the seat, nail biting, clutching the pillow, holding your breath moments because they have been done so many times the same way you know what to expect.

ZOMBIE
I love a good zombie movie but ever notice how in all zombie movies the people are totally clueless as to what is happening. No one thinks wait those are zombies....RUN or aim for their head. Also there is ALWAYS that one person in the group that gets bit and doesn't tell everyone thinking that they are not going to change and guess what....5 to 10 mins later they are attacking the group. Good one genius! But the fun of a good zombie movie is that it can make you wonder if you would be a survivor. Would I kick zombie butt? Where would I hide? What would I do instead of these morons? How would I find food, guns, bullets, etc. Also you think, the second I see at least two people walking down the street dragging their leg or appearing to be sleepwalking, I'm boarding up my house!

VAMPIRES
There's always a dark (duh) romantic kind of feel to a vampire movie. There's always that person with the no no NO I'm not going to drink your vampire blood then oh yum more more with some weird sexual undertone vibe. Unlike zombie movies, the rules for vampires can change according to the story line whether they can be in the light, super strengths, weaknesses, how they can be killed, if they turn into bats, etc. (come on in Blade they could wear SUNSCREEN and go into the sun). Vampire movies also make you ponder the what if. What if I was a vampire? What would it be like to live forever? To see every turn of the century? The rise and fall of men and society...a historian's dream ... right? How would you survive without feeding on humans? Would there be True Blood? (If you haven't seen this show on HBO check it out it's really good!) For the creepiest vampire movie out there check out Shadow of a Vampire it is a movie about the making of Nosferatu, A Symphony of Terror (1922) which in itself is pretty scary for 1922 silent movie.

WEREWOLVES
I will honestly have to say that werewolves/lycans are my least fave. It's just a big drooling hungry wolf. Sure they're fast and they have super strength. So what just shoot them and move on.

WITCHES
More work needs to be done in this category. Off the top of my head, the only witch movie that I can think of that has any merit is The Craft. Other than that you got a good witch and a bad witch in the Wizard of Oz, Hocus Pocus, Practical Magic, and Bewitched....all LAME to the idea of scary movie. Again, I am sure back in elementary school a child might be afraid of the bad witch from the Wizard of Oz but we're talking adults watching HORROR films. Witches need some work!

CRAZY PSYCHOS
Okay here is the category that has the most potential. I can seriously get creeped out by a good crazy psycho film because...THERE ARE TONS OF CRAZIES OUT THERE!! Hills Have Eyes, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Rob Zombie films (these are the most disturbing) all have total creep out factors. Yes most of these movies have been remade but even the originals were creepy! Because psychos are scary! So fill up your gas tank on long drives through the boonies people...these psychos are FOR REAL!

SUPERNATURAL
(Hauntings, ghosts, bogeyman, exorcisms, etc.)
Let me just start off by saying that I watched the Exorcist when I was in my mid 20s and going to college living alone. I thought oh a scary movie from the 70s bleh how scary could it be. I literally had to sleep with the closet light on. These movies can truly be hit or miss. I mean The Ring was a good movie. Part 2 not so much. (Speaking of The Ring, I was once watching this movie for like the millionth time and right when the phone rang on the movie after the movie ended .... my cell phone rang at the same time, I will admit it made me jump and who was it? Nicole! We laughed so hard about that. Plus Nicole found it hilarious that she scared me because when she was young she would hide under the blankets in my bed and I would come in my room from like taking a shower and I get dressed and then she would jump up out of the bed and scary the crap out of me and she always thought that was hilarious. I seriously never could figure out how she wouldn't blow her cover by laughing. She would hide there for a long time waiting for the perfect moment to jump up and scary the be-jesus out of me. Um no Nicole heart attacks are not fun!) Face it all the movies about haunted houses...yawn.

I've watched two "scary movies" recently Drag Me to Hell and The Orphan. I remember seeing the preview for Drag Me to Hell and being like ooooh that looks like it has some promise. The movie wasn't scary at all. In fact it was comical at some parts. As for The Orphan, it's the same old tale weird kid gets adopted ... yada yada yada BUT there's an actual twist on the end. Honestly we did a lot and I mean A LOT of fast forwarding to get to the end but at the end it was like okay at least it wasn't the same old same old exactly there was some originality.

The thing that I find hilarious is that I have mentioned like 20 movies in this blog and therefore I have to link credit to them but horror movie writers can give you the SAME movie over and over again with a different title and that's okay. REALLY? With all of the advancements in television, graphics, CGI, etc. it is time to make a truly terrifying scary movie!


Fire Lane

Have you ever notice how some people think the fire lane at the grocery store is their personal parking spot (even though the sign states TOW AWAY)? Don't get me wrong, I'm not talking about someone dropping off an elderly person, I am referring to the SUV/minivan of that person who is "just running in and out." Guess what buddy everyone is just running in and out of the grocery store. No one plans to stay forever. Every time I go to the grocery store there is a line of vehicles parked in the fire lane, so many in fact that it impossible to even maneuver around them to LEAVE the grocery store parking lot.

I had a Political Science professor at the University of Florida that did a lecture on how government is a cycle and that the next step after democracy (can circles have steps...anyway you know what I mean) is anarchy. (Then it starts over again totalitarianism, dictatorship, monarch, republic, democracy and the back to anarchy and repeat.) Is this one of the signs that anarchy is coming? Breaking little rules leading up to total "chaos." Did the fall of the Roman Empire start with something as trivial as someone parking their chariot in the fire lane? I guess will have to wait and find out.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Wedding Traditions

So I am planning my wedding which will take place in about two years. My ideal date is 9/10/11. The idea of me having a wedding is very new to me. I wasn't that little girl dreaming of the perfect day. I was that little girl thinking about going to law school and making money. I was seriously convinced that I was never going to get married. My sister Nicole even told me once that she never thought I would get married and that I would just be rich and travel the world. Gee thanks Nicole. However, when I met Paul that all changed. I know love at first sight seems very cliché but the moment I saw him I knew he was the one for me. I just hoped it wasn't the universe toying with my emotions and that he felt it to. I will NEVER forget our first date. Even more I will NEVER forget the first time he said that he loved me. I was in my typical frantic getting ready for work mode running around getting all my stuff together and trying to get headed out the door. I said bye and he said bye I love you. I walked outside and stopped and thought to myself. Did he just say he loved me? I walked back in and said what did you say...he said I said I love you. I said I love you too. Having said all that I not one for a big traditional wedding. Sure I want to have a pretty dress and a ceremony but to me simple and chic is the key. Oh yeah and cheap. So simple, chic and cheap! So in going the simple route I am seriously considering forgoing bridesmaids, maid of honor, flower girls, etc. Also, I'm also leaning towards walking alone down the aisle. However, this morning I watched Kardashian Wedding and Khole considered having her brother instead of her stepfather walk her down the aisle. Her thoughts were that her brother reminded her of her deceased father and in a way it would be like her father walking her down the aisle. Well her stepfather has been in her life since she was 5 years old. So he was upset for being left out. It made me think about my stepfather. Sure my sister Nicole has already gotten married and he walked her down the aisle, but would he be upset if I didn't ask him. Believe me he's been my true father since I was about 7 years old or maybe even younger. But being simple, chic and CHEAP does not mean that I have to cut my stepdad out of the ceremony. The heck with my sisters being bridesmaids or maids of honor...they'll get over it. I just wouldn't want to make the terrible mistake of hurting my stepdad. So get ready Bill....you're walking me down the aisle!

Friday, November 6, 2009

RATS! It's Friday!

So there's a pep in my step so it must be FRIDAY! However, my day started off sort of weird. I walked through the parking garage to the elevator and had to step out of the way of a HUGE dead rat. Seriously, if parking garages weren't scary enough at night now you have to worry about RATS! AHHHHH! Which is ironic because I just watched the movie Drag Me to Hell and thought...wow parking garages aren't THAT scary but now I have to rethink that whole thought. Sure there isn't some crazy cataract blind gypsy hanging out in my backseat ready to attack me but there's just a huge rat hiding under my car ready to gnaw on my leg and give me the plague! Just as I was entering the building and trying to clear that horrid thought of the rat out of my head...I ran into one of our associates...getting his tennis shoes shined in the lobby. TENNIS SHOES! AHHHHH! What is going on? I think that was scarier than the rat!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Stop!

I hate...hate....HATE this desktop theme! It is the most unoriginal background for your computer. With millions of things you can find on the internet...you chose this from your computer defaults...what's next the bouncing ball as your screen saver. BE MORE CREATIVE!!

Copy Cats

Why does it seem like there are people out there that just do everything and anything that you do.  I mean wear a pink sweater and they wear a pink sweater.  Seriously though, there is such thing as coincidence (ahem Taller) but then there are people that are straight up copy cats!  Does the whole copy cat thing really speak toward a bigger issue?  Someone not happy with themselves so they try to copy someone else?  Or did they just like what you like and gave it a chance? 

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Carnations get a bad wrap!

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I am planning my wedding on a budget to save for an extravagant honeymoon to Europe. I am in love with black and white damask with yellow accent. I absolutely LOVE this table setting. But ... Carnations? Are they pretty enough? Are they classy enough? They are cheap so does it scream cheap for a wedding?

These thoughts remind me of the Sex and the City episode where Charlotte tells Carrie and Berger that she once broke up with a guy for bringing her carnations on a date because carnations are filler flowers. Carrie disagrees and says that she loves carnations. It seems like there are a lot of women out there that detest even the thought of carnations. Well I agree with Carrie there is something sweet about a carnation. Not every flower can be a rose, but come on you have to admit roses are a tad overdone and overpriced because of being overdone.

I might also be biased because my birthday month flower is a carnation but as you can see from the picture above...they can be as breath taking as any other flower out there. So I think I have decided to go with carnations for my centerpieces because they are beautiful and cheap! The running joke with my friends and family is that I'm always going to go the jew route and go there as cheap as possible and yes I can say jews are cheap because I am a cheap jew!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Fabulous Fridays

Okay so it is proven .... Fridays are the BEST! My boss is out, I came in at 10:30 and I'm leaving early. What could be better than that? Sure not every Friday is like this but for the most part Fridays rock because you tell your self tomorrow I don't have to go to work and even when you are waking up early on Friday for work you can tell yourself...ahhh tomorrow I can sleep in. So there is a magic about Friday .... it is the promise that Saturday is TOMORROW! Sure you know Monday is right around the corner but it's seems so far away on a Friday also it's that whole denial thing too. Oh this Monday won't be so bad. I have a positive outlook because I'm high on life because it FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday Thoughts

So it's Friday eve...I seriously hate when people say that. All in all I can see that Thursday is pretty much the gotta wrap it up day. I don't want to (heaven forbid) stay late on a Friday so I'm cranking out the work. Plus the fact that my boss will not be in tomorrow, also has added fuel to the fire to get things done. But really I thought about it, Thursday is the day that I will crank out whatever to get Friday back on easy street. The last thing I want on a Monday is to walk into last week's problems. Don't even tease me with the thoughts of Friday being a disaster and having to do work on the weekend. AHHHHH!!!

Baseball - America's Disguisting Past Time

Hmmm where does it say you need to spit, adjust yourself ....

In light of the World Series, we've been watching baseball. Am I the only one that finds this sport totally disgusting? Is it now a written rule that every player must adjust himself, spit, undo and re-velcro his batting gloves, tap his shoe, adjust his helmet, spit, adjust, um did I mention spit and then pick his stance to HIT THE BALL? And then repeat after every pitch? Also, since this is the age of technology, I get to see all of this in HD and at a super close camera angle. To the point that I can tell if he is chewing gum or sunflower seeds. It's also truly disgusting when they show the manager in the dugout worried about the game and you see streams of spit being fired around him from the players. I really think if I ever met Madonna my new question for her would be .... Did A Rod spit and adjust himself every two seconds off of the field? How did you ever get any cheating time in with all of those adjustments he needed to do before stepping up to the plate? How do you even get remotely turned on by someone who does that as part of their job? And we thought the Madonna of the 90s was out of control. HA! I think Kate Hudson is all about A Rod now. So I guess some ladies like it.....not me! GROSS!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bangs

Okay I have no clue who this chick in the picture is but you will understand why I googled and found this picture. I once read in Seventeen magazine how to cut your own bangs. The instructions were comb down your bangs and then gather them and twist (just like my assistant over here on the left ... thank you whomever you are and check out her how to instructions) then cut. Viola "straight" bangs. Well honestly this trick really did work but I have curly hair so any imperfections might have been hidden by the curl. Anyway it seemed to work. Well now (as you can see from my profile pic) I sport the side bang with my straight hairdo so will the Seventeen trick work now? Well I have been letting my hair grow out so I have refrained from going to get a trim for fear that the stylist would cut off all the new growth (which seemed to be happening every time I got a trim no matter how much I pleaded for the lenght not to be touched). So the bangs were growing out too. Well at one point my bangs were literally down to my chin so I thought hmmm...maybe I can cut them myself it worked back when I was using the trick so I cut them (of course on the longer side just in case I had to go get my trusty trick fixed) and they were honestly fine. I remember telling a good friend of mine about cutting them myself and she seemed fine with their appearance (then again would she tell...I think she would we're honest like that). Well this past Sunday I had finally reached that breaking point of really needing a trim. So I went to one of my usual spots (a new girl though...I am bad about using the same stylist but come on I went to that one for like 4 straight times and didn't gain an inch) and got a trim. Well have you ever noticed that the cutting the perfect side bang seems to be rocket science. I mean some people have the knowledge and some don't. It's hard I guess to make it just right. So of course my hair was trimmed with minimal length taken off (THANK YOU STYLIST) but some how I got jacked up (in my opinion) shorter than I wanted side bangs. So I'm posting this as a reminder to myself as to when my last trim was and for the next time the bangs grow out (which will be awhile believe me...I mean they are not Peggy from MadMen short but they are pretty short)
I am going to use the Seventeen trick and cut them myself until I give in for another trim. They looked great last time I did it and yes next time I do decide to go get a trim I will tell whoever actually cuts my hair...yo don't hack off the bangs.

Wednesday - The high point?

So Wednesday is the "hump" day. So shouldn't it all be downhill from here? Well it looks like it's going to be a rainy day but that's not too bad when you have to sit inside at work for 8.5 hours. So far it seems even more peaceful than yesterday. Hmmm...have we as a society just hyped up Mondays so much that we subconsciously make it the worst day of the week. So far that's what I'm thinking. I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Parents Behaving Badly in Public


What happened to the days when parents disciplined their children? No I don't mean beating them in the grocery aisle so they can be caught on camera and posted up on the news. I just mean doesn't it seem like children are just left to their own devices when it comes to discipline?
Would it be so bad to tell your child that they need to stop screaming their head off in a restaurant when other people are trying to enjoy their meal that THEY are paying good money to enjoy and perhaps they are celebrating something or just need a nice evening out and now your screaming child is ruining it and guess who's fault it is? YOURS their parents. Just because you have learned to tune them out doesn't mean everyone else has. Also, I was once in the grocery store and a woman was letting her son run free and he was sticking his finger into the raw meat packages and busting them open. Honestly no lie I gave her the WTF look and she (brace yourself)....LAUGHED like it was funny. No woman it is not funny. Your child is not only being OBNOXIOUS but he's also contaminating food and himself! Seriously if we were to see this kid on the news for getting salmonella and dying we would then have to feel sorry for him? Yeah I'm sorry for him alright...I'm sorry that his mother doesn't care enough to tell him to stop. Seriously people stop having children if you aren't to raise them. So you are thinking...this chick hates kids! No I have a three year old niece and a three month old niece and I love them to death. I have been out with my 3 yr old niece in public and she hasn't always been the perfect angel however I have taken other people into consideration and had her calm down or left the scene of the fit. She's not my child but I'm not going to let her embarrass me. I just don't understand why these parents don't get embarrassed and do something. Should I start yelling across the restaurant...yo lady shut that kid up? Is that what it is going to take to get you to figure out why your kid is screaming? Does it really need to come to that to get parents to pay attention? Granted maybe I don't "understand" what it is like to be a parent but maybe you don't either. I don't remember throwing fits in a public place when I was little but then again maybe you were that kid I saw in the store screaming to get Lucky Charms because you wanted the decoder ring inside of the box.
Also, it is not okay to let siblings fight one another in public and just pretend that it is not going on. I was once standing in line at a department store and a brother and sister were having a full on fight where I literally had to step out of the way to avoid being pushed or hit and the mother turned around and did nothing. NOTHING! Oh and the father was there. Did he say anything to the kids? You guessed it...NO! He just stood there and told his wife to make them stop. Hello sir, obviously she doesn't care so maybe GROW a pair and tell YOUR kids to um KNOCK IT OFF! Stop acting like you are the perfect stay at home soccer mom and actually put some effort into being that perfect mom.  Back to my three year old niece, I took her trick or treating over the weekend. Was she the perfect angel? No, she is three years old eating candy and cotton candy. However, I will say the only issues we had (my sister (her mom) and me) was keeping her from eating the candy when she got it (trying to explain to a three year old that you have to check the candy doesn't go over very well) and me having to tell her to keep her feet off my light tan seats in the car. Other than that smooth sailing. She proudly went up to every door and yelled trick or treat and said thank you when she received her treat. She was so proud of herself. She said to me every time...I said trick or treat really loud and I said thank you. It was as if she was proud of herself for doing the right thing. I think kids really do enjoy behaving properly and being acknowledged for doing so. Also there was no break down at the end of the night when it was time to go. She was like okay. I saw MANY kids pitching fits, running away from their parents and not saying thank you. Again, parents....DO YOUR JOB!! The best part was the next morning she told my sister that she wanted to call me, so my sister dialed my number, I answered and she said...."thank you Circle (this is her nickname for me) for taking me trick or treat!" I know...too cute and sweet! 

Tuesday and peaceful...

So this morning I woke up before the alarm went off, did I jump out of bed excited to start the day? Um not so much but honestly somehow Tuesday is better. Traffic was better. Co-workers seem to be in a better mood and the office seems calm. My outfit seems to be working better (please that can ruin any day). The coffee seems to taste better. Are Tuesdays the zen day of the week? I guess we'll have to see.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Boo to Mondays

What's makes Monday my most dreaded day of the week? Sure my weekend is over and I have to get up and go to work, but tomorrow is Tuesday and I have to do the same thing again and again and again and again ... you got the idea. But seriously every Monday I am putting in my Gmail status...boo to Mondays or something quite similar...why? I think Mondays get a bad rap. Sure not every day can be Friday but face it Fridays suck for the same reason that Mondays do...WORK! So this is my test for the week. Yes Mondays suck. There always seems to be some catastrophe on Mondays but I'm going to pay more attention this week. Is it the day of the week? Or is it just shall I dare say....where I am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays? Yes that dreaded place....WORK!
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